Alex Morgan knees New Zealand goalie Jenny Bindon in the face (Animated)
The US women’s soccer team defeated New Zealand 2-0 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Olympic tournament. Abby Wambach scored a goal in the 27th minute to extend her US record to eight Olympic goals. After missing the Beijing Olympics with a broken leg, Wambach has surged back in the London Games with four goals and has easily been one of the best players in the tournament.
Aside from the win itself, one of the more notable story lines on Friday was the beating New Zealand goalie Jenny Bindon took. Bindon was kicked in the head by both Wambach and Alex Morgan, both blows of which appeared to be unintentional. As you can see from the animation above that The Big Lead passed along, Morgan nearly decapitated Bindon with her knee in the second half. It was a frightening moment, but fortunately she seemed to come away without any serious injuries.
If you thought this flying kick to the head was bad, the knee Bindon took makes it look like a walk in the park.